I leave one week today for Lima and the reality of my trip is finally beginning to take hold.
Normally I plan and research and create spreadsheets to organize myself for trips at least a month in advance. But I haven't done any of that this time around. I browsed a few forums early on but that was it...and now I'm beginning to freak out because I'm feeling woefully unprepared...and this does NOT sit well with me. The only explanation I have for my lackadaisical behaviour is that I'm going on a guided tour - everything is planned out for me and I just have to show up.
So I've been getting ready slowly - I finally filled my month-old prescriptions from the travel clinic this past Sunday and picked up some water purification tablets today.
But after spending the last couple hours browsing various travel forums online, it occured to me how very little I know, so I bought a guide book in a fit of anxiety - it's in stock, so hopefully it will arrive before I leave. And I'm seriously think of getting another waterproof jacket because the one I have is more than a decade old and too big for me as it was a hand-me-down (or up?) from my kid brother. I'm thinking perhaps this one in Raspberry as it's on sale and in stock too! Not very stylish, sure, but certainly serviceable.
How's that for retail therapy? I should really calm down.